greenwood aikido – traditional martial art in temecula
Come and enjoy learning Aikido in a natural setting at our beautiful dojo set amidst bamboo and Japanese garden!
Aikido is a peaceful martial art with a compassionate heart. In Aikido we discover how to move in harmony with an opponent in order to bring them under control. Aikido is much more than learning to defend yourself, it is an art of personal cultivation and refinement. Aikido is a way of living in peace and harmony.
“In aikido weak or strong has no meaning. Aikido is commited to the peaceful coexistence and prosperity of all. This is Aikido.” ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan
Our dojo is affiliated with Nishikaze Aikido Society of America and Aikikai Foundation Tokyo, Japan. Our method of Aikido retains its broader roots in traditional Japanese martial arts and adapts them in a completely integrated approach to the central philosophy of Aikido practice. By learning this way you are effectively learning the essence of several martial arts at the same time.
“In judo there are throws, karate involves kicking and punching and in iaido we cut with sword. All of these are contained in Aikido. The essence of all Japanese martial arts is contained in the movements of Aikido. The difference is that in Aikido there is no winner and there is no loser. We come to understood through Aikido what it means to win and lose. But in fact, there are no winners or losers. This is how the world should look, this is what Aikido can teach people.” ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan
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